The following clip shows some of the different modes of my upcoming plugin, ValhallaShimmer:
A brief summary of what is going on:
- The clip begins with harp recorded in a fairly echo free environment
- At 0:24, the mix control on the plugin is set to about halfway. The plugin is currently producing a fairly large reverb sound.
- At 0:48, the feedback control on the plugin is turned up. This results in a much longer reverb sound. It is kinda subtle in this context.
- At 1:13, the Pitch Mode of the plugin is set to “single,” with the pitch shift set at +12 semitones. This produces the classic “shimmer” sound that I have talked about in earlier blog posts, and that featured heavily in Eno / Lanois productions and many classic U2 tracks.
- At 1:38, the harp loop ends, and the “shimmer” reverb decays away. Notice that the reverb increases in pitch as it decays.
In the next few days, I’ll be going into more details about the upcoming plugin. For now, I’m burning the midnight oil in front of the compiler.